Last night I purposefully stayed up late to watch David Letterman. NO I am not a Letterman fan. Frankly, I don't find him the least bit funny and do find him a lot repulsive. But he was having Mary Tyler Moore on as a guest. And I DO like Mary Tyler Moore.
The Dick Van Dyke Show first aired in 1961. I was the very impressionable age of 9. I fell in love with Mary Tyler Moore. It wasn't the role she played, Laura Petry, but more the way she was in general. I watched the Dick Van Dyke show faithfully and following that the Mary Tyler Moore Show and the Lou Grant show. It was always fun watching and I continued to admire the woman. No matter what she did, she had class.
She is now 73 and is still a very classy lady. But... why not grow old gracefully? Why!
She walked onto the stage in what I thought was a ridiculous off one shoulder dress with a bunch of beads around her neck. She looked silly to me. She is 73 - not 23! It is obvious that, like so many movie stars, she has had plastic surgery. It isn't working. She now has a plastic face and wrinkling neck. I turned the TV off before the interview was over. I don't remember a word of the interview because I was so distracted by a classy woman who had somehow lost her way.
I hope to grow old gracefully. I color my hair and have for years. I use face creams that promise results they could never deliver. My husband says I should just take stock in lotion. There is a bottle in every room of the house. As the years progress I'll repair what isn't working anymore. I'll eat healthy, diet and exercise. But I won't have plastic surgery. Actually I guess that is a lie. I've already had a cancer imposed boob job, and let me tell you... that AIN'T all it's cracked up to be! That is where the line is drawn. My face tells the story of me. Every worry line has been well earned. The butt crack line between my eyes is there because of the years I frowned over some unhappiness or another. I want to keep every laugh wrinkle around my eyes to remind me of how much fun life is. And if I end up with a double chin after doing the stupid Jack LaLane type face exercises, then I was meant to have a double chin.
Ok, rant done. How about you women out there - will you have plastic surgery? And men - do "enhanced" women look good to you?
I've downloaded two pictures of Mary Tyler Moore. I'd love to see what she really looks like at age 73, becuase this isn't it.